Gregg Ostrowski Leaves BlackBerry for Samsung

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One of BlackBerry’s best sources of talent in the enterprise mobility sector, Gregg Ostrowski, has left the company for Samsung as their new Global Enterprise Services Vice President.  Gregg was the senior director of enterprise developer and technical partnerships at BlackBerry and was key in making the enterprise services and application that BlackBerry touts as the gold standard…

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T-Mobile Giving BlackBerry Users $200 to Upgrade to a Samsung

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The T-Mobile versus BlackBerry spat continues. Originally, T-Mobile targeted BlackBerry users with a promotion to switch to the iPhone 5S. After back and forth between T-Mobile and BlackBerry CEOs, BlackBerry announced it was cutting ties with the magenta carrier. T-Mobile is now targeting its BlackBerry customers again with a promotion to get them to switch…

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Former BlackBerry CIO Rumored To Be Joining Samsung Soon

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Former BlackBerry CIO Robin Bienfait is set to come out of retirement and join Samsung in the near future, according to rumor from CrackBerry. The report states Bienfait will be named Chief Innovation Technology Officer at Samsung USA, but doesn’t specify when this will occur. Robin Bienfait was BlackBerry’s CIO from 2007 until 2012, when she…

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BBM comes to select Samsung Galaxy phones September 19th [Updated]

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@supersanusi over at TechSuplex has been affirmed via Twitter that Samsung is indeed carrying out an exclusive early run of BBM4Android on their Galaxy devices starting September 19th. Along with the news comes tell of a 3 month exclusivity for Samsung on the BBM application. Will be interesting to see how this helps bring BBM…

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Samsung Reportedly Still Not Interested in BlackBerry

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Journalists are once more clamoring to the idea that Samsung might be interested in purchasing BlackBerry. They’ve already announced a strategic partnership for launching BlackBerry Messenger on its independent app store. However, the partnership may end there. “Samsung Electronics is not considering that opportunity” said Executive Vice President Lee Young-hee about the possibility of Samsung purchasing BlackBerry….

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BlackBerry Knocked Down by Samsung in Middle East, claim Retailers

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The Middle East has often been touted as a strong and key market for BlackBerry. However, retailers are painting a different picture, claiming the company has been overtaken by Samsung. “In terms of revenue, it’s a little over half it was for last year,” said Ashish Panjabi, COO for electronics retailer Jacky’s, based in the UAE. “At…

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